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Old 04-02-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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World Autism Awareness Day

Today is the second annual World Autism Awareness Day.

Please visit http://www.autismspeaks.org/ and http://www.autismvotes.org for info and how you can help.

Thanks,
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From what I have read, I have Asperger Syndrome. I can perform 'normal female' but it caused much stress.

Now that I am retired, only have to maintain 'normal' occasionally.
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Thanks for the links . I'm always surprised at how widespread autism has become . My heart goes out to parents dealing with this .
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Thanks for the links . I'm always surprised at how widespread autism has become .
It seems that there must be some sort of environmental factor involved.

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Thanks for the links . I'm always surprised at how widespread autism has become . My heart goes out to parents dealing with this .
It's not so much more autism as more diagnosed (was defined as various other things in the past).
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It's not so much more autism as more diagnosed (was defined as various other things in the past).
Maybe.

Why Is Autism Rate So High For Somalis In Minn.? - wcco.com
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The increase in autism vs. increase in diagnosis is a hot debate. Actually, pretty much everything is a hot debate in the autism community...

I personally think there is some sort of genetic component and possibly an environmental component (a trigger?). Some think its vaccines, but my DD had signs well before most of her vaccines (I think there is a huge pile of them at 18 months, forgot now tho).

She has what they call non regressive autism, she was delayed from birth. Some kids are fine until age 2, then regress and lose language and other basic skills.
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